Origin of smelter
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Examples from the Web for smelter
I didn't see him for some years, when he showed up in Pueblo, where I was workin' in a smelter.The Vagrant Duke
"It's way up beyond the smelter," replied Mr. Everett lightly.In Blue Creek Caon
Anna Chapin Ray
The smelter struggled with the steel manufacturer in the same way.
The mine-owner struggled for his profits with the smelter who used his ore.
The other one at the smelter ran for his horse and leaped on its back.Shaman
- a person engaged in smelting
- Also called: smeltery (ˈsmɛltərɪ) an industrial plant in which smelting is carried out
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Word Origin and History for smelter
mid-15c., agent noun from smelt (v.).
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